As first broke and reported by our friends at CWB Chicago, a Grand Jury has indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 Felony charges.
Embattled TV star Jussie Smollett’s legal problems have just become significantly more serious as a Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count true bill of charges against him in connection with his alleged falsification of a hate crime in Streeterville in late January.
Smollet was charged with a single count of felony disorderly conduct-false report last month based on allegations brought by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
But, CWBChicago has learned that a grand jury has now returned a total of 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct-false report against the former star of Empire on Fox.
The grand jury’s true bill states that Smollett lied about the attack to two separate police officers–the beat cop who took his initial report and a detective who conducted a follow-up interview the same day.
This is yet another blow to the Smollett story that so many Democrat politicians jumped on without any thought or intelligence in the beginning.
All credit to CWB Chicago, these guys have been all over this story, we’re just happy to be along for the ride.
You can read more about the indictments HERE!